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Maria Montez

Maria Montez
from the trailer of the film Cobra Woman (1944)
Personal information
Birth nameMaría África Gracia Vidal
Birth dateJune 6, 1912
Place of birthBarahona, Dominican Republic
Date of deathSeptember 7, 1951(age 39)
Death placeSuresnes, France
Years active1940-1951
SpouseWilliam McFeeters (1932 - 1939)
Jean-Pierre Aumont (1943 - 1951)

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María Montez (June 6, 1912 - September 7, 1951) was a Dominican-born motion picture actress who gained fame and popularity in the 1940s as an exotic beauty starring in a series of filmed-in-Technicolor costume adventure films. Her screen image was that of a hot-blooded Latin seductress, dressed in fanciful costumes and sparkling jewels. She became so identified with these adventure epics that she became known as "The Queen of Technicolor." Over her career, Montez appeared in 26 films, 21 of which were made in North America and five in Europe.

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